Restorationists, in Church history, the followers of Origen in the opinion that after a certain purgation proportionate to their delinquencies all will be restored to God's favor and to paradise. In the Middle Ages,, the Brethren of the Free Spirit held this doctrine; at the time of the Reformation it was taught by the Anabaptists and in the 18th century by the Rationalists.


Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.

Res`to*ra"tion*ist, n.

One who believes in a temporary future punishment and a final restoration of all to the favor and presence of God; a Universalist.

 

© Webster 1913.

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